As part of activities marking this years Armed Forces Rememberance Day 2023 , the President Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association ( NAOWA) Mrs Salamatu F Yahaya, organised sporting activities as part of efforts to commemorate the activities in rememberance of fallen heroes on the 14 January 2023 at Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment Indoor Sports Hall Abuja.
The President NAOWA stated that the aim of the fitness event was to strengthen the bond and resilience among NAOWA and other sister Associations. She therefore urged all participants to always be involved in sporting activities to stay fit and healthy. She mentioned that the nation appreciates the sacrifices of the Armed Forces and fallen heroes. she further stated that ” when you celebrate people, it shows their services are recognized”
It will be recalled that this year’s activities kick started on Friday 6th January with Juma’at Prayers followed by Church Service on Sunday 8th January 2023, and ended today 15th January 2023, with the Military Parade, laying of wreath at the National Cenotaph Abuja.
During the event, a novelty handball match was played between NAOWA and Naval Officers’ Wives Association (NOWA) were NAOWA emerged as winners which ended 2-1.
Present at the sporting event was the President POWA Hajia Hajara Alkali baba, representatives of DEPOWA, NOWA, NAFOWA and Wives of retired senior officers.
Highlights of the event were blood pressure check, sugar level check, two minutes silence in honour of Fallen Heroes, Aerobics, Presentation of Medals, Souvenirs, and group photographs.